If you thought you’ve seen the last of Mack Brown on a college football sideline, you might have to think again. Maybe.
In December of 2013, Brown “stepped down” as the head football coach of the Texas Longhorns. Since then, the long-time coach has served as a college football analyst for ESPN as well as maintaining a connection to UT as a special advisor.
The coaching bug hasn’t waned in his four years away from the sidelines, though, as the 65-year-old Brown — he’ll be 66 in late August — indicated during a radio interview Wednesday that he’d be open to a return if the right situation presented itself.
“There is no doubt that if the right situation came up, I would coach again. I have some good years left.” @ESPN_CoachMack
— SXM College Sports (@SiriusXMCollege) May 31, 2017
What would be the right situation? While a Power Five job wouldn’t seemingly be in the offing, a struggling program at that level could bring Brown in to help right the ship before handing it off to a successor. More than likely, though, a Group of Five position would be the end-game, if Brown really does want to coach again.
With a 244-122-1 record as a head coach, there are certainly a lot of programs, Power Five and others, that could do a lot worse than hiring Brown.